A recipe with a short list of four ingredients requires only 15 minutes of preparation!
About the recipe
The weekend was here, and I was determined to treat my children and their friends after working diligently in school. I had no time to get more supplies from the store and had to get what I already had in the pantry.
These treats would be a tremendous crunchy surprise for children to share with their friends during refreshments.
Fast to make
Who wouldn’t want a recipe that takes less than 20 minutes to prep? I managed to include this in my daily meal preparation for Fridays.
Since I had previously made the marshmallow rice Krispies treats, I figured a slight variation on that recipe would make me a heroine for my children.
I already had all the ingredients in the pantry. This time, a crunchy surprise awaited the children as they munched the treats away.
The two hours required setting time flew past as I continued with other cooking. It is excellent to begin the cooking session with this recipe.
There’s a great sigh of relief since we encountered a few dishes waiting at the sink at the end of the recipe.
There’s little cleaning to be done as the mixture is not messy or sticky. A good rubber spatula leaves with almost very clean bowls.
What is the surprise this time?
The children rushed into the kitchen, and they could tell something delicious must be in the cooking because of the aroma of melted butter.
They could not find the exact recipe as very few dishes were in the sink. The rubber spatula had done its job, and there was very little to lick.
When the time came for them to enjoy the snack, they eagerly inquired from each other about what they found in their treats. The little ones were excited at the crunchy texture and were delighted to find cornflakes nestled within the rice Krispies.
This recipe uses a few ingredients which can easily be found in your pantry. The ingredients are :
These form the most significant part of the recipe; you need about 4 cups of the airy cereals.
Butter adds moisture to the rice Krispies, making them soft and chewy. The European-style butter gives the treats a rich milky flavor.
Marshmallows (preferably mini-sized)
These contain the sugar that sweetens the treats and the gelatin that becomes gooey, sticky, and stretchy when melted. This property binds the rice Krispies together.
These Kellogg’s cereals introduce a crunchy texture to the treat. They are a popular breakfast cereal.
Note: If you are using unsalted butter, then you can sprinkle a pinch of salt while combining the cream and the rice Krispies.
The recipe involves melting butter and marshmallows into a smooth-flowing cream. The cream is poured into a bowl of Krispies. All the ingredients are mixed till all rice Krispies are coated with the cream.
The mixture is transferred into a tray and gently pressed on the tray with the spatula.
More About The Equipment
Saucepan: a heavy-based pan is a plus in the recipe as it ensures the butter and marshmallows do not burn easily.
Spatula: a great tool in ensuring none of the creamy mixture remains in the bowl, thereby not wasting any ingredients.
Mixing bowl; a wide round bowl is definitely the best choice because mixing is made easy, and none of the mixture remains in the corners as would in a square mixing bowl.
Baking tray: a 5-inch rectangular non-stick shallow pan was ideal for the amount of mixture
Chopping board: a sturdy chopping surface is required as the solid bar is divided into sizable squares. Preferably you can cut the treats while still in the pan.
Knife: a sharp knife ensures neat borders surrounding each piece cut out.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you freeze the treats?
My recipe tasters gobbled everything in less than two days. But in case you need to make a huge batch ahead of an upcoming picnic or potluck, the treats freeze beautifully.
First, it’s advisable to cut them into your desired shapes and place them on baking paper or sheet. Place the cut-out treats in your freezer overnight.
The following day, remove the treats and carefully put them in a ziplock bag. They can freeze for about three months.
How to Store
The Corn flakes Rice Krispie treats should be stored in an airtight container and placed in the refrigerator. Though as exquisite as they are, the little ones consumed in less than two days.
Why are my Cornflakes Rice Krispies falling apart?
Rice Krispie treats fall apart when you put too many marshmallows or too much butter. It is essential to find the correct ratio of marshmallows and butter to the rice Krispies.
2 cups of marshmallows are enough for 6 cups of Rice Krispies. Another factor that makes these treats fall apart is the cornflakes that are much bigger compared to the rice Krispies cereal. A little crushing of the flakes helps reduce this problem.
How long can you keep Corn flakes Rice Krispies treats? About two days in the refrigerator or in a cool place as long as they are sealed in an airtight container.
How long does it take for the Rice Krispies to set?
It takes about 2 hours for the treats to set well. It could probably take longer in climates with higher temperatures, such as 34 degrees Celsius, and high humidity levels as well.
If you reside in such areas, it is recommended to place your tray in the coolest part of your kitchen.
When adding extra ingredients to rice krispies treats for recipe variation, it’s helpful to crush the cornflakes to smaller sizes of flakes. The size of the flakes are big and they tend to make the krispies.
Corn flakes are relatively dry and require more moisture in order to attach to the ooey gooey ingredients. A quick dip in milk can increase the moisture content in the cornflakes.
This will enable the flakes to hold together as opposed to when they are dry.
Corn flakes Rice Krispies Treats
- Mixing bowl
- Baking Tray
- Chopping Board
- non stick spray
- 4 cups Rice Krispies
- 2 cups Marshmallows
- 1 cup Cornflakes
- 6 tbsp Butter
- Grease a shallow baking tray with the non stick cooking spray ( to give dimensions)
- Measure out the ingredients and set them aside in bowls
- In a saucepan, melt the butter over low heat and add the marshmallows. Stir the mixture for about a minute and a half.
- Pour the cream into a bowl containing the rice Krispies and cornflakes and mix with a spatula ensuring all the Krispies are coated with the cream.
- Gently transfer the mixture into the greased tray, spread, and press onto the tray.
- Add some cornflakes and gently stir and crush some of the cornflakes
- Set aside the tray, and let the mixture rest for two hours to set firmly.
- Move the set bar onto a chopping board; using a sharp knife or cookie cutter, cut out your desired shapes.